Living Wage
Champion Awards 2016

Winners will be announced in Living Wage Week 2016




The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made a real difference by supporting the movement for a real Living Wage that meets the cost of living.

The Awards are open to accredited Living Wage Employers, Recognised Service Providers and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the campaign. The winners are announced during Living Wage Week.

The Awards are judged by an independent panel of leaders from the Living Wage campaign. 

In 2016 we will announce Employer Champions for each region of the UK, as well as - for the first time ever - three Anniversary Awards; special commendations for individuals that have shown great leadership over a length of time.

Award winners will be: awarded trophies; showcased in our Living Wage Week 2016 communications; provided with a 'winner' badge and press release for use; and featured on our website.

The categories...

1. Champion Awards

These awards celebrate the organisations that have done the most to implement, promote and celebrate the real Living Wage in their regions during 2016. Judges looked for evidence that organisations have gone above and beyond to promote the need for more employers to go further than the government minimum to pay a wage that is enough to live on. This could include:

  • Raising awareness of the real Living Wage that meets the cost of living
  • Encouraging other organisations to pay the real Living Wage
  • Increasing the visibility of the real Living Wage brand

The judges have shortlisted up to five organisations in each region. Each organisation has been commended for their commitment to the Living Wage. 

Shortlisted Employer Champions:

Abellio ScotRail (Scotland)
Accent Press (Wales)
Allpay (West Midlands)
ArtHouse (London)
Axminster Tool Centre Ltd (South West)
B&CE (South East)
Belfast Cleaning Society (Northern Ireland)
Birmingham City Council (West Midlands)
Burns Pet Nutrition (Wales)
Callander Youth Project Trust (Scotland)
CalMac Ferries Limited (Scotland)
Cambridge City Council (East of England)
Cannon & Cannon Fine Foods Ltd (London)
Cause4 Ltd (London)
Children North East (North East)
City of Cardiff Council (Wales)
COOK (South East)
Deveron Dental Centre (Scotland)
Facilicom Cleaning Services (South East)
FITM8 (Wales)
Global Support Services (UK) Ltd (North West)
High Access Maintenance Ltd (North West)
IKEA North West (North West)
KCLS Ltd t/a ServiceMaster (West Midlands)
Middleton Hall Retirement Village (North East)
North Kesteven District Council (East Midlands)
Northumbria Police (North East)
Oliver Bonas Ltd (London)
Oxford University Student Union (South East)
Parkfoot Garage (South East)
Penrose Care (London)
RehabWorks Ltd (East of England)
The Cambridge Organic Food Co. (East of England)
The Workplace Depot (East Midlands)
Unlimited Potential (North West)
Warmworks Scotland (Scotland)
Winder Power Limited (Yorkshire and the Humber)

2. Anniversary Awards 

To celebrate the anniversary of the Living Wage movement, we are giving out three special awards for remarkable individuals that have led the way on the Living Wage nationally for a length of five, ten or fifteen years

Award winners could be community campaigners, team members at Living Wage employers or Service Providers, or a person who has made the Living Wage a reality for others.

Judges will be looking for outstanding leadership on the Living Wage. This could include:

  • Raising awareness of the real Living Wage that meets the cost of living
  • Making the real Living Wage a reality for others
  • Encouraging organisations to adopt the real Living Wage

The Anniversary Award winners will be announced in Living Wage Week. 

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